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Heavy rain floods Palestinian prisoners’ cells in Israeli detention center
Heavy rain floods Palestinian prisoners’ cells in Israeli detention center
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Ramallah, ALRAY - Rainwater has leaked and flooded prison cells in the Israeli Hawara detention center where Palestinian detainees are held, the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs said on Sunday.

In a press statement, the Commission added that the Israeli prison administration had delayed clearing some of the prison cells and moved the detainees to nearby cells.

The Commission’s lawyer explained that he had visited a number of detainees who had symptoms of cold with their faces looking pale and their bodies shivering.

The Huwara detention centre, he pointed out, is the worst centre where Palestinian detainees face ill-treatment and a severe shortage of their basic need, as it is now being used by the Israeli occupation authorities as an isolation centre.

The detainees are complaining about the mistreatment they face and the lack of blankets, food, and hot drinks amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Commission noted.

The 11 detainees incarcerated in this prison called for international NGOs, foremost among them the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to expose Israeli crimes and violations against them and put an end to their inhumane and tragic detention conditions.

According to Palestinian figures, over 4,500 Palestinians, including 40 women and 170 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.

At least 700 of the prisoners suffer from chronic illnesses and require regular medical care, 10 of them are suffering from different types of cancer.